Shell Dotfiles

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Dotfiles

Top 23 Shell Dotfile Projects

  • dotfiles

    :wrench: .files, including ~/.macos — sensible hacker defaults for macOS

    Project mention: The first conformant M1 GPU driver | | 2023-08-22

    You might be interested in this:

    I don't advise just running Mathias' config as is, but read through it and see if anything seems to be something you want in yours, make the changes, and save it somewhere for the next time you're setting up a Mac.

    There's some stuff in there about speeding up certain animations (look for `# Speed up Mission Control animations`), and about not reordering "spaces" (desktops, full-screen apps, search for `# Don’t automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use`) based on use which I think may also affect cmd+tab ordering? Not sure, but it's a setting I always change anyway because the default doesn't make sense for power users.

    About the trolling thing, sorry, I was genuinely not sure if you were arguing in good faith or just making stuff up, as most of the things you were saying were just plain incorrect or dishonest, from comparing desktop computer performance to low-powered laptops, to incorrect statements about features macOS truly excels at.

  • dotfiles

    @holman does dotfiles (by holman)

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • dotfiles

    My dotfiles. Buyer beware ;) (by jessfraz)

    Project mention: Toolship: A (More) Secure Workstation | | 2023-09-20
  • polybar-scripts

    This is a community project. We write and collect scripts for polybar!

    Project mention: What's in your crontab? | /r/archlinux | 2023-05-24

    This doesn't directly answer your question, but probably has the pieces here for you to put together. I use this script for polybar using openweather API, there are a couple variations of this script in the repo too if you want more examples. Openweather API seems to work well though, you could probably modify it for you use case.

  • vcsh

    config manager based on Git

    Project mention: Managing my dot files: Git bare or Stow ? | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-02-11

    I'm pretty happy with vcsh. I've used a lot of options over the years, and this is the only one I've never been motivated to replace.

  • tmux-config

    Tmux configuration, that supercharges your tmux to build cozy and cool terminal environment

    Project mention: olkb and tmux......*proudface* | /r/MechanicalKeyboards | 2023-01-13

    The knob is focusing a camera. The tmux status bar is pretty much an unaltered

  • dotfiles

    Get started with your own dotfiles. (by driesvints)

  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • dotfiles

    rice 🍚 custom linux config files. as seen on r/unixporn #noricenolife neovim cultist. dotfiles are perpetual wip (by xero)

    Project mention: missing r/unixporn | /r/u_x_ero | 2023-07-02
  • dotfiles

    bspwm + polybar + eww rices. 12 themes with a rice selector to change on the fly. (by gh0stzk)

    Project mention: [Bspwm] Nord Theme | /r/unixart | 2023-06-22

    first, install this repo, so you can manage your rices easily

  • dotfiles-2.0

    XMonad™️. Widgets go brr.

    Project mention: I think I broke something.. | /r/archlinux | 2023-03-10

    I'm using arch linux. I'm using xmonad, basically followed this. I think I was coding a display manager then I restared and it didn't poweroff. It was stuck, looked like it was frozen so I figured I would just hold the power button and hope nothing breaks.. well something broke.

  • dotfiles

    💻 macOS / Ubuntu dotfiles (by alrra)

    Project mention: My .dotfiles | | 2023-02-14

    The dotfiles setup scripts are heavily knocked-off inspired version of beautiful Cătălin’s dotfiles. You should probably check it out!

  • dotfiles

    🖥️ Automated Configuration, Preferences and Software Installation for macOS (by atomantic)

    Project mention: atomantic/dotfiles: 🖥️ Automated Configuration, Preferences and Software Installation for macOS | /r/dotfiles | 2023-01-16
  • hotfiles

    🏠 A collection of personal configuration files for various rices I have made.

    Project mention: Arch + Bspwm ricingggg! | /r/bspwm | 2023-06-22

  • TermuxArch

    You can use setupTermuxArch.bash 📲 to install Arch Linux in Amazon, Android, Chromebook and Windows.

    Project mention: Hi, I need help | /r/metasploit | 2023-04-03

    pkg install git cd && git clone bash TermuxArch/

  • dotfiles

    Dotfiles for macOS (by webpro)

  • dotfiles

    Configuration for Arch Linux, Hyprland, kitty, kakoune, zsh and more + scripted installation guide (by maximbaz)

    Project mention: Does anyone know what ~$HOME/decrypted/.lock is generated and has the ability to lock/unlock | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-01-27

    I was just curious because it was described in someone else's dotfiles script.

  • config

    Fish, Karabiner, Cursor (by nikitavoloboev)

  • dotfiles

    dotfiles go brrr (by flick0)

  • tokyo

    BSPWM - Aesthetic Dotfiles 🍚

    Project mention: Arch + Bspwm ricingggg! | /r/bspwm | 2023-06-22

  • zsh-quickstart-kit

    A simple ZSH quickstart for using ZSH, zgenom, oh-my-zsh and a curated list of extra plugins. It is designed to be easy to customize without requiring you to maintain your own fork.

    Project mention: Distros similar to Garuda | /r/FindMeADistro | 2023-05-29

    I am unaware of any distro that applies the first three elements (or something similar) that would NOT be considered bloated. Therefore I'll abstain from suggesting any. Instead, I suggest to configure it yourself by simply installing fish, bat and fzf; after which they are configured to work as desired. This can be applied on most distros. For whatever it's worth, if you're lazy like me, perhaps consider the excellently maintained ZSH Quickstart Kit. It utilized Zsh instead of Fish, but perhaps it might be to your liking.

  • Machfiles

    The dotfiles you see in all my videos

  • dotfiles

    dotfiles for the developer happiness: macos, zsh, brew, vscode, codespaces, python, node, elixir (by sobolevn)

  • dotfiles

    My bspwm dotfiles. Get whatever you need! :) (by zoddDev)

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-09-20.

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What are some of the best open-source Dotfile projects in Shell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 dotfiles 29,432
2 dotfiles 7,025
3 dotfiles 3,170
4 polybar-scripts 2,329
5 vcsh 2,119
6 tmux-config 2,013
7 dotfiles 1,985
8 dotfiles 1,827
9 dotfiles 1,784
10 dotfiles-2.0 1,636
11 dotfiles 1,417
12 dotfiles 1,318
13 hotfiles 1,283
14 TermuxArch 1,273
15 dotfiles 1,012
16 dotfiles 828
17 config 819
18 dotfiles 764
19 tokyo 746
20 zsh-quickstart-kit 698
21 Machfiles 633
22 dotfiles 631
23 dotfiles 614
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